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Developing predictive models

E. J. Milner-Gulland and Marcus Rowcliffe

in Conservation and Sustainable Use: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198530367
eISBN:
9780191713095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530367.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The effective management of natural resources use requires a mechanistic understanding of the system, not just correlations between variables of the kind discussed in Chapter 4. Understanding may ... More


How to Construct Predictive Models: Simplicity and Nonabsurdity

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Predictive models should be as simple as one can get away with, and they must not predict absurdities. They join the parsimony of “Occam's razor” to the “Sherlock Holmes principle”: Show how things ... More


A Modest Proposal Concerning Laws, Counterfactuals, and Explanations

Tim Maudlin

in The Metaphysics Within Physics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199218219
eISBN:
9780191711596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218219.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter outlines the systematic connections between beliefs about laws of nature and a small assortment of other beliefs. The examination has been carried out predominantly in what may be called ... More


Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195140231
eISBN:
9780199871278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140231.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book shows how recent work in cognitive science, especially that developed by cognitive linguists and cognitive psychologists, can be used to explain how we understand music. The book focuses on ... More


Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks and Past Research

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

To understand the context and environment of the alumni while in foster care and their influence on adult outcomes, this chapter is divided into four sections. The first section deals with foster ... More


Variable Geometry, Multilevel Governance: European Integration and Subnational Government in the New Millennium

Mike Goldsmith

in The Politics of Europeanization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252091
eISBN:
9780191599224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252092.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The creation of the European Union, and the associated process of economic, political, and social integration that has accompanied it, has changed the nature of nation state and subnational politics ... More


Group Dynamics

Miriam Erez

in Culture, Self-Identity, and Work

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075809
eISBN:
9780199854912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075809.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Examined here are the various elements and purposes of group dynamics that contribute to the establishment and development of different cultures. The discussion begins with an introduction to the ... More


Understanding Corporate Growth and its Process: An Explanatory Model

Jordi Canals

in Managing Corporate Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296676
eISBN:
9780191685262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296676.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter presents a conceptual model that seeks to explain the growth of the firm. This model considers that corporate growth and the growth process itself are dependent simultaneously on the ... More


Conclusion

Michelle O'Callaghan

in The ‘Shepheards Nation’: Jacobean Spenserians and Early Stuart Political Culture 1612-25

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186380
eISBN:
9780191674549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186380.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

While Browne, Brooke, and Wither no longer pursued exchanges of texts after the 1620s as each of these writers, by then, were already preoccupied with other concerns, this book has strategically ... More


Depression and Anxiety in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

David Bekelman and Mark D. Sullivan

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter summarizes research concerning the assessment, epidemiology, and management of depression and anxiety in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). It starts by emphasizing the ... More


Dyspnoea

Patricia M. Dacidson, Phillip J. Newton, and Peter S. Macdonald

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter aims to describe the physiological basis of dyspnoea; discuss a conceptual model for the patient's perception and management of dyspnoea; outline useful pharmacological and ... More


Promotion and prevention

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Mental health in later life is promoted and protected by a range of factors. Protective personal attributes include positive self-esteem, self-efficacy, resilience and mastery. The positive ... More


Dynamics of Completion

Shirley Brice Heath

in The Artful Mind: Cognitive Science and the Riddle of Human Creativity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306361
eISBN:
9780199851034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306361.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores how three basic cognitive capacities—categorization, cross-domain mapping, and the use of conceptual models—operate at the specific level of understanding music. This ... More


Conceptual Relations

Simon Kirchin

in Thick Evaluation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803430
eISBN:
9780191841613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803430.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is designed to lay the foundations for the consideration of three anti-separationist strategies, in Chapters Four, Five, and Six. It lays out two models of how thin and thick concepts ... More


Gene-Environment Interactions and Obesity

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses several aspects of gene-environment interactions, beginning with conceptual and statistical models, followed by various study designs for identifying gene-environment ... More


Systematic Reviews in Public Health

Melissa L. Mcpheeters, Peter Briss, Steven J. Teutsch, and Benedict Truman

in Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187410
eISBN:
9780199864997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a real-life perspective on systematic reviews, including some of the challenges involved and some of the areas in which there are differences of opinion among experts about ... More


A Service-Based Model of a CASE Environment

Alan W. Brown, David J. Carney, Edwin J. Morris, Dennis B. Smith, and Paul F. Zarrella

in Principles of CASE Tool Integration

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195094787
eISBN:
9780197560785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195094787.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

We have already described our three-level model of CASE tool integration in which services, mechanisms, and process all participate. In this chapter, we focus on the services aspect, and examine ... More


Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume's Skepticism and Naturalism concerning Knowledge and Causation

Graciela De Pierris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716785
eISBN:
9780191785368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716785.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book reorients our understanding of Hume’s skepticism and naturalism with a new account of Hume’s transformation of the tradition inherited from Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, and Newton. Hume’s ... More


The Possibility of Norms: A Conceptual Model

Christoph Möllers

in The Possibility of Norms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198827399
eISBN:
9780191888496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827399.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter develops a two-part concept of norms: norms consist of a possibility and a marking that affirms the realization of said possibility. It introduces a model or a distinction, stemming from ... More


Toward a Better Understanding of Integration

Alan W. Brown, David J. Carney, Edwin J. Morris, Dennis B. Smith, and Paul F. Zarrella

in Principles of CASE Tool Integration

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195094787
eISBN:
9780197560785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195094787.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

The need to provide better automated support for software engineering activities has led people to concentrate attention on the problems of integrating the many different components that can be ... More


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